A close-up about the everyday life of refugees in a Hungarian refugee camp. Four languages, four home-sicknesses, four wounds, four fights. A chance for a fresh start in a foreign country.
The protagonists of the film, Lia, Ahmed, Bebe and Usama, came to Hungary from different parts of the world: Georgia, Somalia, Ivory Coast and Lebanon and, if only for a brief period of time, became each others’ neighbours. All of them have left their homeland for different reasons. Wars, family dramas, serious physical and psychological traumas drove them away, with their faces still carrying the story of their suffering , their bodies still bearing the traces of violence. Their ordeal in Bicske, although in different forms, continues.
What are they going to do if, with the one year ending, they will have to leave the security of their present homes and start living in an unknown country whose language they can hardly speak, or not at all? Will they manage to find a job or an apartment? Will they be able to settle down in a strange land, in a different climate?
Caught Between Two Worlds is a dramatic journey into the depths of being a refugee, and it shows us what it feels like when you have to start everything from scratch in a country unknown to you.
Produced for HBO Europe.
Khaled Saleh Usama
Usama Saleh Ali
Usama Saleh Eisa
Usama Saleh Mohammed
Usama Saleh Mustafa
Salah Omar Ahmed
director: Viktor Oszkár Nagy
producer: Sára László, Marcell Gerő
executive producer: Marc B. Lorber, HBO Central Europe
HBO production supervisor: Katalin Schulteisz
editor: Péter Sass
director of photography: Rudolf Péter Kiss
location sound: Péter Benjámin Lukács
production manager: Melinda Erdős
gaffer: Szabolcs Sipos
best boy: Kornél Fiskovszky, Tamás Fodor, Tibor Molnár, Zsolt Tolnai
fahrt: András Tóth
production assistant: Barbara Héger
translation: Aden Huszein, Éva Dudik, Geliasvili Hatuna, Kata Hajós, Attila Kiss, János Koós, Mohorovic Fedor, Popal Abdul Qayum, Szilvia Steiber, Szilvia Temesi
graphic design: Entertainmint
image post-production: Umbrella Kft.
post-production producer: Miklós Kázmér, Zoltán Hidvégi
colorist: Eszter Nagy
sound post-production: 4CUT Digitális Műhely, Rudolf Várhegyi, Zoltán Vadon
camera: Schwindl Ltd.
lighting: SPARKS CAMERA AND LIGHTING LTD.
lawyer: Dr. Róbert Gábor Nagy
9th Film Palace Fest, International Film Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria, 2011
"Bokréta és Biciklilánc" Film Festival, Hungary, 2011
in migration category
Special Mention of the Jury
Jameson CineFest, International Film Festival, Miskolc, Hungary, 2011
The best documentary prize
Film.Dok, International Documentary Film Festival, Romania, 2011
Special Prize of the Student Jury
Dokument, International Human Rights Festival, Glasgow, UK, 2011
8th Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Budapest
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2011
FIPA- International Festival of Audiovisual Programs, Biarritz, 2012
8th Zagreb Dox International Documentary Film Festival, Zagreb, 2012
43rd Hungarian Film Week, Budapest, 2012
in official selection
Best Documentary of 2011
awarded by the Hungarian Filmcritics`Association in 2012
8th Golden Eye Festival, Budapest, 2012
Best documentary cinematographer prize
4th Hungarian Documentary Film Festival Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA, 2013